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Notable Historical Events for April 19th

1770British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

1934Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

1933FDR announces US will leave gold standard

1932Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later

1947After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

1932President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week

1994Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation for his police beating

1973Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

1949Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf

April 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

1721Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)

1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

1962Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

1979Kate Hudson, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree)

1981Hayden Christensen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars)

1935Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

April 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 19th

1956US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

1997Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

April 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 19th

1882Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (Origin of Species), dies at 73

1967Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

April 19th Deaths
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